Thursday, December 20, 2007

Still Here

Tonight's post was supposed to be Travis and Katie playing "Joy to the World" together on the piano and ocarina. Actually, that was my plan for yesterday's post too, and since I haven't posted anything since last Saturday, you now know exactly what sort of a week it has been here. Christmas brings me to new heights (or is it lows?) of inefficiency, but we are having a lovely Advent season and I am not much bothered that we still haven't (and probably won't) gotten a wreath hung or any outside lights strung. I did get cookies and cards sent out before Christmas, which I regard as a major achievement. Anyway, regarding tonight's musical entertainment which is once again postponed, Travis still hasn't gotten the timing quite right in his playing, and I told him that I wasn't going to broadcast him for all the world to see until he'd practiced a bit more. Maybe tomorrow.

Ed and the kids built a frontier village tonight with our fake Lincoln logs. In case you are in the market for Lincoln Logs, I will mention that the knock-offs, at least the ones we bought, are not as good as the originals. The notches aren't right, and the logs don't hold.

Here you see Katie packing her brother up to send to Florida. He got a Christmas card from his best friend (girl friend, at least in his mind) in Florida, telling him that she and her family are moving to Seattle. He was absolutely devastated, since he's been looking forward to seeing her again when we eventually go back to visit Ed's parents. Of course, we had to explain to him and to Katie about how postage has gone up tremendously, and how it would probably cost January's grocery budget to mail him to Florida, so instead he called his sweetie friend and they had a good long chat. He says she is only moving for two years. I don't get it either, but at least he stopped moping.

1 comment:

Elisheva Hannah Levin said...

Well, Melora, I am the farthest thing from an expert on how to celebrate Christmas, but the fun of playing together and the joy of being together, seems to be a more important component of holidays than getting outdoor lights hung up. And think of it this way, if you don't put them up, you'll never have to take them down! :)

Looks like you guys are having fun.